We have been crazy about this recipe around my house. It all began here, on The Balanced Platter, when I made these Vanilla & Toasted Coconut bars. Next I did this Sour Cherry Acai & Chocolate Chip variation. (They are my husband’s favorite yet ) But I couldn’t stop there. While my husband, Ashley and I were licking our fingers clean, Zoe (my pickiest eater) still wasn’t sold on them.
So I decided to try this Chocolate Hazelnut flavor. Oh my. Zoe was in love at first bite, and I’ve made them three times now.
The possibilities with this recipe are endless. And after making them several ways I’m thinking you really can’t mess it up.
I’m calling this one fudge, but the recipe is just as nutrient-dense as the first two. I added some coconut oil to make it a little richer, and because I crave coconut oil. I even did a post about coconut oil that you can read HERE.
Puree. You may need a couple more tablespoons of water, depending on how dry your nut butter is. Add extra water slowly so your base doesn’t become thin. You want it to look like thick nut butter.
Add the base to the bowl with the chopped hazelnuts. Combine.
Using a flexible spatula (or your hands), press the mixture into a square dish lined with unbleached parchment paper for bars, or a bread dish lined with unbleached parchment paper for fudge (like in the top photo).
Freeze for half an hour then slice as desired and store in the fridge.
*Toasting the hazelnuts is optional. I prefer mine a little toasted to heighten the flavor. I toast mine in a dry cast iron skillet over almost medium heat.
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